Activate critical networks earlier
The Monitoring and Coordination Center (CVC) becomes operational only in a confirmed crisis. The crisis cells, which were created in 2009 across all provinces, are only activated when the governor (wali) decides to activate them. In the case of Guelmim, and especially in Sidi Ifni, these cells were brought together quite late. Only the Ministry of Interior can decide which measures will be taken on the basis of alerts, and such decisions are taken only after the crisis has already begun. The process needs to be initiated earlier, triggered by a clearly measurable indicator. It also needs to be shared among a number of institutions, including the Equipment Ministry and the Water Basin Agency.